December 29, 2014 Subject:
Typical Federal Gov't Office
The National Archives Bureau of Civil War Artifacts. My uncle worked there in the 1930's. At that time, there were 7 people including him. In 1961 we visited Washington DC and dad took us to see where uncle once worked. The office had moved, but now there were over 30 people working in that office. My dad talked to the guy who knew my uncle, and the guy tells him "Ya know, we haven't had a claim to process now in over 50 years."
Tells you all you need to know about your federal government as an employer. Sign up for petesakes. Do it today!
October 11, 2006 Subject:
I love this little movie. It's genuinely interesting, but with enough doses of the bizarre to spice things up a little. For example, the extremely long section on weathermen, which includes the line "Nobody knows how he came to be called 'the weatherman'..." Also, the awe-inducing declaration that "paperwork reflects the demands of our citizens for service from their government." I don't know about you, but when *I* think of paperwork, I think of service!
I also loved the footage of the "scientist" doing an experiment at a "testing station" which seemed to revolve around cutting open a gourd. And the makeup testers! And the sentence "The Pentagon: symbol of big government made necessary in a complex world." (What a funny characterization! No, apparently the Pentagon is not the symbol of war.)
I also learned about "The Voice of America" from this film--it still exists! I never knew.
September 22, 2003 Subject:
The AFL and The Gummint.
Nice overview about some of the government workers that make the US of A run. Here we see people in the Postal service, the US Mint (great shots here) the national archives, the food and drug administration, heck, even the office of weights and measures are even profiled. An interesting film, as we PROBABLY wouldnt these days get a glimpse into these workers because of national secuirity, (imagine if someone sabotaged the weight of a pound..).